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Maria Panezi. LL.M, International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law.
The Council Directive 2005/85/EC of I December 2005 on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status’ (Procedures Directive) is the last of six important legislative texts establishing the “Common European Asylum System.” The legal basis for the adoption of the Procedures Directive was Paragraph 1(d) of Article 63 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community (EC Treaty).2 The Procedures Directive aims at creating a framework common to all Member States, which will progressively lead to a European Union-wide harmonization of national asylum-related legislation.